There was an ingrown toenail
who lived in neglect for some years.
Decided he'd had enough of the neglect
and could do with some attention...
So it started-
an occasional prod, a poke
and when attention was still found wanting,
white hot needles were pressed into action...
Remonstrances and restraints were tried
Strong doses of them in vain,
the decision was made
TO DO AWAY WITH IT
Going to see the doc about my toe nail, which is come off on one side, digging into for dear life on the other.
My toe hurts, but am sure the hurt will be nothing compared to what will be if it has to come off.
Pls send up a prayer. Or two. Or MANY.
Am sure in need of it. Brrr!
Edited to add:
Saw two docs. Both said to remove.
But right now, its inflamed and infected, so have to wait for that to subside before they can remove it.
On Mon, 15th June, Sonny Boy starts school and I go off to hospital to have my toenail removed. The doc was a good guy, explained the procedure very concisely.
Yup, they will give me local. They will poke one needle into the right and another into the left side of my poor big toe.
Then when its nice and numb, will pull out the nail and cauterize the roots on two ends so that whatever grows back will grow narrower.
Apparently my nail was too big for my nail bed, which is why the problem arose. (So now you know that not only should you not grow too big for your boots, you should also not grow too big for your beds. Else- OUT is the way for you.)
Also, please to not cut your nails into a curve. CUT IT FLAT ACROSS THE TOP. Will ensure that the nails grow the way they are supposed to - straight and not curving inside.
I will have to rest my toe for 4-5 days, after which the good doc says I 'll be fine. I sure hope so too.
Thanks for the good wishes, guys, and keep my pore ol' toe in your thoughts on the 15th.
4 days ago